Island Pork Tenderloin

Island Pork TenderloinI love Virginia weather. I can get my summer roasted corn on the grill fix one day and three days later be making a pot of winter warming soup! I decided to find a recipe to combine these seasonal cravings and found Island Pork. The ingredients may seem like a strange blend, but combined they are delicious.


  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 2-2.5lbs)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil


  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • ¾ c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Tabasco


  1. Rub mix all over the two pork tenderloins.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet and sear all sides of the pork over medium heat, about 4-5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Mix glaze and pat the mixture over the pork. Place skillet in 350° oven and bake 15-20 minutes. Let stand in skillet about 10 minutes before slicing. 

Love the flavor explosion this dish brings to a meal! I served it with very lumpy mashed potatoes that I only seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper; fresh snap beans cooked al dente and cold applesauce. 

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